Kill

Definition of Kill

Pronunciation: kĭld
n.1.A kiln.
1.A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills; - used also in composition; as, Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.
v. t.1.To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay.
[imp. & p. p. Killed (kĭld); p. pr. & vb. n. Killing.]
Ah, kill me with thy weapon, not with words !
- Shak.
2.To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book.
Her lively color kill'd with deadly cares.
- Shak.
3.To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind; new sound insultation killed the loud noises from outside.
Be comforted, good madam; the great rage,
You see, is killed in him.
- Shak.
4.To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.
5.To waste or spend unprofitably; - usually used of time; as, he killed an hour waiting for the doctor to see him.
6.To cancel or forbid publication of (a report, article, etc.), after it has been written; as, they killed the article after getting threats of a lawsuit.
To kill time
to busy one's self with something which occupies the attention, or makes the time pass without tediousness.
n.1.The act of killing.
"There is none like to me!" says the cub in the pride of his earliest kill.
- Kipling.
2.An animal killed in the hunt, as by a beast of prey.
If ye plunder his kill from a weaker, devour not all in thy pride.
- Kipling.

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